rsshardware IDC RSS alerts 2018 U.S. SMB PCs and Alternatives: Use and Plans for Desktops, Notebooks, Chromebooks, Convertibles, Virtual Desktops, Devices as a Service, Smartphones, Phablets, and Tablets <P>This IDC Survey updates last year's examination of the preferences and attitudes of U.S. small businesses (SBs with fewer than 100 employees) and midsize firms (MBs with 100-999 employees) regarding the use and planned acquisition of PCs of different types. Six different PC and related products are examined: desktop PCs; notebook PCs; convertible notebook PCs (2-in-1), which have detachable screens that can operate as tablets; Chromebooks; virtual desktops; and devices as a service. In addition, use and plans for tablets, smartphones, and phablets (large-screen smartphones) are examined. </P><P>The extent to which PCs continue to be cited as a top IT spending priority is examined across SMB company size and industry categories: agriculture/mining, construction, manufacturing, transportation/communications/warehousing/utilities, banking/finance/securities, insurance/real estate, legal services, architecture/engineering, healthcare and social assistance, education/education services, wholesale trade, retail trade, other professional/technical/scientific services, other business services, and other consumer services/entertainment/accommodations/food services. Share of technology spending on hardware, software, IT services, and cloud services is then compared by company size with a closer look at the share of hardware spending represented by PCs, tablets, printers/MFPs/peripherals, servers, smartphones, networking/data communications equipment, and telecom equipment. Hardware spending share and both PC and smartphone share of hardware spending are also compared by industry. </P><P>This IDC Survey presents current use and future acquisition plans of the seven portable technology product categories by SBs (with firms with 50-99 employees broken out separately), MBs, and 14 SMB verticals. The three nontraditional PC approaches (Chromebook, virtual desktop, and desktop as a service) are then examined in greater detail with the share of firms using or planning to use any of the alternatives examined by company size. This IDC Survey concludes with an examination of the share of virtual desktop users with different virtual desktop solutions including those from Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and Red Hat.</P> IDC Survey Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Raymond Boggs 2018 Western European Corporate Banking Insights: Security Trumps Compliance <P>This IDC Survey provides an overview of the key findings from IDC's 2017 <I>European Vertical Markets Survey</I>. This cross-industry survey identifies key investment priorities and the adoption of 3rd Platform technologies in Europe. This report takes a detailed view of the responses from corporate banking organizations. </P><P>Security runs like a red thread across the investment priorities of European corporate banks, from cybersecurity spending; investments in Big Data analytics, particularly around compliance, risk, and security; as well as cloud security spending. </P><P>This presentation is addressed to technology buyers to identify trending themes, spending priorities, and business requirements of the European financial services industry. It also provides valuable benchmarks for financial institutions on where competitors and peers are driving investments and innovation.</P> IDC Survey Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Thomas Zink Brazil Hardcopy Peripherals 2018 <P>Four times a year, IDC's Brazil Hardcopy Peripherals provides detailed, highly segmented tracking of desktop printers, multifunctional printers (MFPs), and single-function digital copier shipments by technology, vendor, laser speed range (up to 69ppm color and up to 90ppm mono), price band, user segment (horizontal market), and channel. Rolling eight-quarter and five-year forecasts are updated on a quarterly basis for dot matrix, inkjet and laser technologies.</P> Special Study Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Reinaldo Sakis Brazil Personal Computing Device 2018 <P>IDC's Brazil Personal Computing Device tracker provides detailed, highly segmented tracking data for PC and Tablet shipments by vendor, brand, processor brand, price band, user segment, and channel. Country covered is Brazil. Rolling eight-quarter and five-year forecasts are updated on a quarterly basis by country, form factor, and end-user segment.</P> Special Study Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Reinaldo Sakis Brazil Router 2018 <P>IDC's Brazil Router provides a detailed analysis of the routers markets within enterprise networking. It includes vendor revenue for the top network equipment vendors, total market size for each network market segment per country, and market forecasts</P> Special Study Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Luis Altamirano EMEA Enterprise Network Equipment Market Shares, 2017: A Step to Smarter Networks <P>This IDC study presents a market share analysis of the enterprise network equipment market, including the Ethernet switch, router, and WLAN markets across EMEA in 2017. </P><P>"The EMEA enterprise networking market is going through some interesting changes. Virtualization, artificial intelligence, digitalization from one side, and the desire to cut unnecessary costs in the long term will force enterprises to invest in new infrastructure," said Ksenia Efimova, senior research analyst, IDC Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.</P> Market Share Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Peter Kosinar, Ksenia Efimova IDC TechBrief: Visibility Solutions for the Retail Enterprise <P>This IDC TechBrief describes visibility platforms for experiential retail. Visibility is being enabled in experiential retail to connect the dots between people and things, infusing retail processes and assets with intelligence that ultimately improves consumer experience. Objectives of initiatives tend to target improved productivity of assets, inventory, and people, as well as directly engaging the consumer in convenient, fast, and trustworthy interactions and checkout processes. This document provides a snapshot of the technology, technology benefits, adoption patterns, metrics, risks, and key vendors that offer the technology.</P><P>According to Leslie Hand, vice president, IDC Retail Insights, "The risk of not implementing visibility platforms in retail is high. Retailers consider visibility a strategic ingredient toward digitally transforming the consumer experience, making sure that inventory is in the right place at the right time, and that consumer and employee processes are as productive, efficient, and seamless as possible. Luckily, projects can be selected to maximize ROI in the short term, providing the groundwork for continuing cascading benefits with each use case applied. At a time when the ability to execute efficiently to manage basic operational processes and to assist consumers to find and buy products more efficiently literally makes or breaks consumer relationships, retailers cannot afford to wait any longer to deploy visibility solutions."</P> IDC TechBrief Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Leslie Hand IDC's Worldwide Embedded and Intelligent Systems Taxonomy, 2018: Views by Internet System Landscape, Industry, Enabling Technology, and Artificial Intelligence <P>This IDC study presents four views into IDC's taxonomy for the embedded and intelligent systems markets:</P><UL><LI>The internet system landscape view looks across the layout of the internet that shows the relationships among the interconnected system types and the resulting path on which data travels from the edge of the internet to its core.</LI><LI>The industry segment view looks up and down the system types and how they segment across their intended functions, both general purpose and application specific.</LI><LI>The enabling technology view looks inside systems and sizes the markets for major technologies that enable systems' compute, connectivity, sensing, security, and storage capabilities.</LI></UL><UL><LI>The execution view looks at what is managing the computing and how that changes the nature of the electronic system: a human user or an artificial user.</LI></UL><P>"The advent of near-ubiquitous connectivity among systems, combined with sensors communicating evermore data and scalable data processing semiconductors, has transformed the landscape of the internet, with increasingly application-specific systems and robust infrastructure, both machine-run and human-run intelligent and embedded systems." — Shane Rau, vice president of Computing Semiconductors</P> Taxonomy Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Shane Rau, Mario Morales, Michael J. Palma, Nina Turner, Phil Solis, Abhi Dugar, Soo Kyoum Kim Latin America Server 2018 <P>IDC's Latin America Server provides detailed, highly segmented tracking of server market and examines how server vendors are positioning themselves to compete in this market. Provides insightful analysis by rack factor, including blades, model, family, price band, operating system, chip type, architecture, processor family, vertical and horizontal user segments, and distribution channel. Countries covered are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and RoLA.</P> Special Study Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Juan Pablo Seminara Lexmark Launches Next-Generation Entry-Level and Midrange Monochrome Printers and MFPs <P>This IDC Market Note reviews and analyzes Lexmark's latest monochrome printer (MS series) and MFP (MX series) introductions announced on April 17.</P> Market Note Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Keith Kmetz